Posts tagged "Department of Energy"

NECEC Congratulates Energy Secretary Nominee Moniz

NECEC sent the letter below to Energy Secretary nominee Ernest Moniz, who is currently a Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology     Dear Professor Moniz: The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) offers its congratulations on your nomination by President Obama to be Secretary of Energy.  Your leadership as Under Secretary...

Reports of Clean Energy’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

This piece was originally posted on the Huffington Post’s Green Blog   If the notion “he who lives by the subsidy dies by the subsidy” is true, then oil, gas and nuclear companies must be dying a thousand deaths. “A Sad Green Story,” the recent New York Times article by David Brooks, is way off...

New Report Cites Offshore Wind as Key Opportunity for New England

A new report focused on regional collaborations for clean energy development identified offshore wind as a key opportunity for New England and the rest of the Atlantic Coast. The report, entitled “Regional Energy, National Solutions” and compiled by the Center for American Progress and The Center for the Next Generation, was released by Rhode Island...

DOE Releases Annual Report on Wind Energy; White House Calls for Continued Support for Wind Industry

The Department of Energy recently released the 2011 Wind Technologies Market Report, which summarizes trends in the wind energy industry concerning installation, project costs, policy & market drivers, and future markets. The key findings of the report underscore the strong growth of the wind industry and its important role of increasing the U.S. share of...

Department of Energy Article Sheds Light on Effective Loan Program

In a Department of Energy article published on June 28, 2012, author Damien LaVera explains why it is absolutely key for the U.S. government to continue funding innovation in the solar sector. The solar industry is growing dramatically across the world, and now employs 100,000 workers in the United States, in a twofold increase since...
Wind Energy and Job Creation

Wind Energy and Job Creation

In late January I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee on the subject of green jobs and trade. Included here is an excerpt from my testimony.
Clean energy innovation: An investment in the future

Clean energy innovation: An investment in the future

As Congress debates the federal budget, it should prioritize investment in one emerging innovation sector of particular economic and strategic importance: Clean energy.